Notice of Variances and Waivers

Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
11B-27.00212: Maintenance of Officer Certification
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on February 29, 2012, the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, received a petition for for a permanent waiver of subsection 11B-27.00212(14), F.A.C., from Indialantic Police Department on behalf of Sergeant Theodore Baker for the 2008 (7/1/2006 – 6/30/2008) mandatory firearms requalification reporting cycle. Subsection 11B-27.00212(14), F.A.C., requires officers to requalify with a firearm every two years on a course of fire mandated by Commission rule and supervised by a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor. The petition supports the requested waiver by stating that Sergeant Baker completed the course of fire for the 2008 reporting cycle, however, his requalification shoot was not supervised by a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor. Petitioner states that Sergeant Baker will suffer a substantial hardship if his certification is rendered inactive as a result of this situation. Petitioner further states that it would violate the principles of fairness to fail to recognize that Sergeant Baker, himself a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor, did successfully complete the requirement, his only deficiency being that he was supervised by non-CJSTC-certified firearms instructors for the 2008 mandatory reporting cycle.
A copy of the Petition for Variance or Waiver may be obtained by contacting: Grace A. Jaye, Assistant General Counsel, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL 32302 or by telephoning (850)410-7676.